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ITTF Swedish Open
13th November 2017
Follow Charlotte Carey in the ITTF Swedish World Tour this week as she tries to get through the rounds against the best players in the World
13th November 2017
The team performed very well at the first Senior, Junior and Cadet Home Nations held in Guernsey over the weekend. 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze were taken back to Wales after a tough weekend of action.
Beth Roberts & Megan Phillips (Senior Women) won Gold in the team as did Anna Hursey and Beth Richards (Junior Gilrs). Beth Roberts added a silver to the tally in the women's singles on Sunday where she lost out to Louis Peake in the final. Lara Whitton and Grace Clement lost out to England and Ireland to claim Bronze in the team event (Cadet Girls). Callum Evans was the other Bronze medal winner reaching the singles semi finals losing to Matthew Leete of England. Anna Hursey won Gold in the Junior Girls singles. Beth Richards added another medal reaching the cadet girls singles semis.
Lara Whitton, Grace Clement, Joseph Roberts, Louie Evans, Benedict Watson, Josh Stacey, Dean Cundy and Megan Phillips all lost in their respective singles Q-Finals in the Singles events.
The Cadet Boys, Junior Boys and Senior men finished 4th in their team events, just missing out on more medals unfortunately.
To check out all the results visit:
Team Championships of Wales (Seniors - Weekend 1)
11th November 2017
Below you will find the schedule for the 1st weekend of Senior TCW which takes place 9/10th December at Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff.
TTW Board Vacancy- Non-Executive Finance Director
8th November 2017
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7th November 2017
The first weekend of Veteran's TCW was played over the weekend of 4/5th November in Cardiff.
In division 1, Eastern Valley A were clear winners as Steve Green ended the weekend top of the pile with a complete 10/10 record. Another Eastern Valley A player, Lee Thomas, also remained unbeaten with 8/8 (full list below). Ynys Y Mon A are the chasers trailing by 2 points.
In division 2, there were also two players undefeated. Mark Edmunds & Andrew Ryder (both of Eastern Valley C) won 8/8 and 4/4 respectively. Eastern Valley C top the league with just one weekend remaining. That will be played in Amlwch, North Wales on the 3/4 February 2018 (list of possible hotels below). Ynys Y Mon B are also just 2 point behind with the final weekend to play.
Blaenau Gwent Open
5th November 2017
Ben Allen and Lara Whitton took the cadet honours at the BG Open held in Abertillery over bonfire weekend. Ben was in fine form to beat Owen Hopwood in the final. Owen took a notable scalp in the semis beating Louie Evans. Evan O'Connor was the other player to reach the semi final stages where he lost to Ben.
Lara Whitton made it through to the final where she faced Morgan Day-Davies. The 2 players, who were recently in Shanghai, fought a great battle but it was Lara who won the trophy. Ruby Elliott and Lauren Stacey were semi finalists.
In the Junior category it was Beth Richards and Louie Evans who made off winners the top prizes. Louie reversed his loss to Owen in the cadets at the semi final stage, then went one step more to beat Jacob Young in the final. Jacob reaches the final by beating Ben Allen in the semis.
Lara Whitton reached another final but a 5 set loss to close friend and rival Beth Richards was the result of the last event on the day. Lara beat Jamie-Lee Harley in another close match 3/2 in the semis, whilst Beth beat Morgan Day-Davies 3/0 in the other half.
Ranking points will be awarded once the results are sent through. Well done to the organisers and players throughtout the day and see you in 2018.
5th November 2017
ITTF Belgium Open
Charlotte Carey wlost to both the eventual winners of rthe U21 and Women's singles at the ITTF Belgium Open last week.
In the U21 singles, Charlotte navigated through qualification with 2 wins (3/0 and 3/1 respectively) before facing Li Yu-Jhun in the last 32. Charlotte lost a close battle 11/8 in the 5th to the Chinese Taipei player (WR 176). Li eventually won the whole event.
The same fate happened in the women's singles as Charlotte made her way through qualification (4/3 & 4/1 respectively) before coming up against Chasselin of France in the last 64. The French player is ranked at 175, some 69 places higher than the Welsh star. Charlotte won it 11/9 in the 7th and final set. Next up was Saki Shibata of Japan (WR 30). Charlotte took the 1st end, but thats all the Japanses player was willing to give up and it ended 1/4. Shibata raced through the field to the title which ended Sunday.
Well Done Charlotte, Spain and Sweden World Tour events to follow soon...
IPTTC Belgium Para Open
November 1st 2017
Josh Stacey had a great debut for team GB as he won an individual bornze and team Gold in the city of St Niklaas.
Partnering with England's Billy Shilton in the class 9 team the duo swept the field beating a Romanian/French combo in the final. In the singles Josh lost to World number 1 and Rio 2016 Gold Medalist Robin Devos to secure a bronze.
Paul Karabardak fought through the rounds to get top spot on the podium. The Swansea man battled bravely through to the final where he beat team mate Martin Perry in a GB 1-2 podium finish 3/1.
Paul Davies navigated a round robin in the class 1 singles. Losing just once Paul finished 2nd overall to add a Silver to the mix and show Welsh players are still very much a big part of Team GB in most events.
Tam Eastwood and Cellan Hall were also part of the event. Not managing to get the wins needed to get through qualification on this occasion but more work is needed at home to get the progress they want in the coming months.
ITTF World Hopes Camp - Fiji
31st October 2017
Anna Hursey finised 22nd out of 32 in the World Cadet Challenge on the Fiji islands from 25-29th October. The Cardiff star joined players from around the world for a training camp from 13-24th October before the Cadet Challenge Team event and then singles began. The Hopes team finished 5th in the team event followed by Anna getting one of her best wins to date against one of the Worlds best Cadet players and European number 1 Elizabet Abraamian from Russia in the group stages. Unfortunately count back was the enemy as Anna lost out and had to fight for positions 17-32 instead of a top 16 place. Eventually settling for 22nd it shows what Anna is capable of and what needs improving in the forthcoming years.
It was a great experience for an 11 year old to play in a U15 competition against the top players of that age group